The cat was a stray cat.
"I hope the stray cat will stay," said Mike.
"Then you will have a pet," said Pat. "A gray cat!"
"Can the gray cat play with the hens?" asked Pat.
"No, no, no!!!" said Mike. "The stray cat can't play with the hens."
"That would be mean. The cat can't play with the hens," said Mike.
"If the stray cat can stay for one day", can it be mine?" asked Mike.
"No, the cat has to stay for five days," said Pat.
"In five days, I can say I have a pet cat?" asked Mike!
"Yes, you may," said Pat!